Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany at Saatchi Gallery London

March 27, 2012


I saw this exhibition in London and it is astonishing how precise and “new” is the perspective of Saatchie on the German art scene. I suppose this show would not have the quality, if a German museum would have curated. Surprisingly the artists have chosen more traditional forms then “new media”.

“The Saatchi Gallery in London is currently showing the work of twenty-four artists who work in, or are from, Germany. The exhibition, titled Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany, gives the audience a chance to see artists who come from the currently lively German art scene. Charles Saatchi has been collecting for over thirty years, and has had had numerous influential shows, often focusing on younger artists. The current exhibition continues a focus on younger artists, although there are some older as well, including Isa Genzken (born 1948). All three floors of Saatchi’s London gallery have been put to use, providing the larger pieces with plenty of room, and offering a rather impressive overview of contemporary art being made in Germany today” read more…


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